Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft.
So I made an oopsie yesterday. A rookie mistake! I referenced a picture that I used in The Queue a couple of days ago, and also showed off a picture of the character it may have been referencing. Only I used the same file name for both, so the original picture turned into the second picture. I'm pretty pro, I know. It's been fixed though, so if you want to see what the heck I'm talking about, check out Sunday's edition and then yesterday's edition and you will understand! Now, on with the show.
I heard that there are new DK only facial features coming in the next patch. Will existing DK's get a chance to redo their toons or does Blizzard actually expect us to cough up $15?
That patch note is being removed, and isn't wholly accurate. Those features are already in the game, you can go look at them right now. The only real change that's on the horizon for those is they were trying to make the skins easier to find and use. There's not actually anything new coming.
Anyone know what's up with the diminishing returns in heal efectiveness I've been hearing about? Someone told me that i.e. x weapon won't give you the same int, spirit, etc at level 78 as it does at level 80. Is that BS or for real?
Alright, from what I saw in the bit of discussion that went on in the comments yesterday, the problem was narrowed down specifically to the mana regeneration from Int and Spirit and not the ratings system for Haste, Crit, et cetera, correct? If that's not the case, just say so and I'll hit it again tomorrow. But if that is what we're referring to, a good resource for that is Wowwiki's Mana regeneration page. Some of it is a tiny bit outdated, but it's a good spot to find out the basics.
Ian R. asked...
Is there anyway for a Horde character to get the Bros Before Ho Ho Ho's achievement without being level 77?!
Since you can't summon players onto the airships in Icecrown... I don't think you can do it before 77. At least, there are no alternatives that come to mind. Have you tried to sprout wings yet? If not, give it a shot! If so, you have one screwed up imagination and I applaud your efforts.
I don't think you can get there until 77.
Any idea when Season 5 is going to start?
Does the Dalaran crater in Arathi match the actual underside of the city of Dalaran in Northrend?
Not really, though certain parts match up. The scale is way off, for one. That's understandable, though. Two, the shape isn't the same. But they didn't forget to add the sewers in the crater or anything like that, so the Underbelly could actually attach to something if the city went back home. It would just need to shrink. A lot.